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Daniel Jones reaches contract agreement with New York Giants

Daniel Jones reaches contract agreement with New York Giants

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Jones expected to practice with rookies on Tuesday The New York Giants have agreed to a contract with quarterback Daniel Jones, their No. 6 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Source: The #Giants and 1st round QB Daniel Jones have an agreement in principle on his rookie contract.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2019 Mike Garafolo tweeted that Jones is expected to join rookies at practice on Tuesday. As the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Jones was slotted to receive a five-year contract worth $25,664,056, including a $16.7 million signing bonus, and...
12 hours ago
[Podcast] 2019 Giants’ training camp preview - Questions on defense

[Podcast] 2019 Giants’ training camp preview - Questions on defense

NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK Answering one big question about the defense before training camp gets under way Rookies for the New York Giants reported to training camp on Monday and veterans will follow shortly after. Football is here. To continue our training camp preview on the Big Blue View podcast, we’ll take a look at one big question for each positional group on defense. We did this exercise with the offense last week and you can find that here if you missed it. On this episode, the questions include: iDL: What will the rotation look like EDGE: Where will the pass rush come...
16 hours ago
Giants exploring safety market, bring in Tre Boston and Johnathan Cyprien

Giants exploring safety market, bring in Tre Boston and Johnathan Cyprien

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Giants look to fill a roster spot and reinforce their secondary The New York Giants might not be as set at the safety position as we might have believed. With a roster spot opened up by the suspension of Kamrin Moore, the Giants are bringing in veteran safeties Tre Boston and Johnathan Cyprien for visits before training camp fully gets underway. Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported that the Giants are bringing Cyprien in for a visit. Giants are bringing in veteran free-agent safety Jonathan Cyprien for a visit today, per source.— Adam Schefter...
17 hours ago
Safety play will be big part of success, failure of Giants’ defense

Safety play will be big part of success, failure of Giants’ defense

Jabrill Peppers | Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports A lot is expected from new duo of Jabrill Peppers, Antoine Bethea The New York Giants re-imagined their safety position heading into 2019, with Jabrill Peppers replacing Landon Collins and Antoine Bethea taking over for Curtis Riley. What impact will that have on the Giants’ defense? Let’s take a look as we continue our position-by-position previews heading into training camp. Projected Depth Chart Starters: Jabrill Peppers, Antoine BetheaReserves: Michael Thomas, Sean Chandler, Tenny Adewusi, Kenny Ladler Free Safety Bethea, even at...
18 hours ago
Odell Beckham tells GQ he felt “disrespected” by Giants

Odell Beckham tells GQ he felt “disrespected” by Giants

“I felt disrespected they weren’t even man enough to even sit me down to my face and tell me what’s going on.” Odell Beckham Jr. is once again taking shots at the New York Giants, this time saying in GQ that he felt “disrespected” by how he learned of his trade to the Cleveland Browns. “I felt disrespected,” said Beckham, who was on vacation in Paris when he learned of the trade. “This team has not been good for the last six years. Period … It’s just all bad. I felt like I was a main reason at keeping that brand alive. They were getting prime-time games, still, as a 5...
18 hours ago
Giants’ 90-man roster: G Kevin Zeitler sets serious tone for Giants

Giants’ 90-man roster: G Kevin Zeitler sets serious tone for Giants

Kevin Zeitler | Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Veteran lineman brings business-like approach Kevin Zeitler doesn’t mess around. You could see that the first time Zeitler was available to New York media, as the Giants new guard stalked into the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, dropped his backpack with a thud and said to reporters, if memory serves correctly, “Let’s do this.” Whether those were his exact words or not, the invitation was not a social one. It was a “this is part of the job, so let’s get it done” demand. “I just try to take my time seriously here,”...
19 hours ago
2019 New York Giants training camp: Rookies report to camp

2019 New York Giants training camp: Rookies report to camp

NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK What are we looking for from the Giants’ rookie class as they report to camp? Summer vacation, and with it the end of the 2019 offseason is over. The first players have reported to the New York Giants facilities for the beginning of the Giants’ 2019 training camp. For now the rookies will be the only players on the property, as the veteran players don’t report until Wednesday. Likewise, we still have a bit of time until we get to see the players on the field, as full practices don’t begin until Thursday. But for now we have our first chance to...
20 hours ago
Difference makers: Giants’ players whose seasons will tell the story of 2019

Difference makers: Giants’ players whose seasons will tell the story of 2019

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports There are lots of acceptable, standard ways to do lists leading up to training camp. Breakout players [we’ve done that one], players on the roster bubble [that one is coming], roster power rankings [I’m still debating giving that one a whirl] and others. With your New York Giants opening training camp this week I wanted to try and come up with something at least a little bit different, something with perhaps a tad more meat on the bone. Below, is my list of “difference makers” for the 2019 Giants. This isn’t necessarily a list of the best...
20 hours ago
Giants news, 7/22: Phil Simms — Daniel Jones would not have been available to Giants at No. 17

Giants news, 7/22: Phil Simms — Daniel Jones would not have been available to Giants at No. 17

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Ex-Giants QB turned NFL analyst is latest to say that Good morning, New York Giants fans! Giants’ rookies report to East Rutherford, N.J. on Monday. Aside from the likely signings of Daniel Jones and Oshane Ximines, the only Giants’ rookies yet to agree to their rookie deals, there probably won’t be a lot of news. Things won’t really get cooking until Wednesday. That’s the day veterans report. Coach Pat Shurmur and some players will be available to media on Wednesday. Training camp practice officially opens on Thursday. Big Blue View...
Jul 21, 2019
Contract agreement in place between Giants and EDGE Oshane Ximines

Contract agreement in place between Giants and EDGE Oshane Ximines

Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports Ximines is expected to sign his contract Monday morning Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants and EDGE Oshane Ximines have agreed on the terms of his rookie contract. Unsigned third-round pick Oshane Ximines has an agreement in place on his rookie contract, per source. Deal is expected to be signed Monday morning when Giants rookies and select veterans report.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 21, 2019 As the 95th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Ximines signed a four-year contract worth $3.36 million, with a signing bonus...
Jul 21, 2019
Giants’ 90-man roster: CB Ronald Zamort another transplanted Cardinal

Giants’ 90-man roster: CB Ronald Zamort another transplanted Cardinal

Ronald Zamort makes a tackle for the Arizona Cardinals in a 2016 preseason game. | Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Zamort trying to — finally — break into an NFL lineup You can be forgiven if you don’t include Ronald Zamort when you think of cornerbacks likely to make the New York Giants. Perhaps you can even be forgiven if you didn’t know who Zamort was, or that he is on the team’s 90-man training camp roster. The Giants have a plethora of young cornerbacks who have never played in an NFL game — DeAndre Baker, Julian Love, Corey Ballentine, Sam Beal, Henre’...
Jul 21, 2019
Can the Giants generate enough pressure from the edges of their defense?

Can the Giants generate enough pressure from the edges of their defense?

Lorenzo Carter | Photo by Rob Carr/ That’s one question, but will end up being answered by three players The New York Giants traded their best edge defender, Olivier Vernon, to the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. Did they do enough to replace him? That is one question. To answer it, though, we have to find out how three other questions are ultimately answered. Can Markus Golden, off a knee injury that really cost him two productive seasons, return to something resembling his 12.5-sack 2016 form? Can 2018 third-round pick Lorenzo Carter build on his four-sack rookie season and...
Jul 20, 2019
Giants again seem to be trying to get by at linebacker

Giants again seem to be trying to get by at linebacker

Alec Ogletree | Photo by Steven Ryan/ That’s not a new approach for the Giants Can the New York Giants cobble together effective play at linebacker, a position where, aside from trading for Alec Ogletree and taking on his expensive contract, the Giants have not used premium resources in Dave Gettleman’s two offseasons as GM? Let’s look at the position as we continue our positional previews leading up to Giants training camp. Incidentally, for our purposes here we are focused on inside or “off the ball” linebackers. Projected Depth Chart Starters: Alec Ogletree, B.J....
Jul 20, 2019
Giants’ 90-man roster: Can ‘X-Man’ ‘stamp out Giants’ need for a pass rusher?

Giants’ 90-man roster: Can ‘X-Man’ ‘stamp out Giants’ need for a pass rusher?

Oshane Ximines | Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Quick development from small-school player would be a boon to Giants’ defense Josh Allen at No. 6? Nah. Montez Sweat at No. 17? Nope? A third-round trade up for someone like Jaylon Ferguson? Nada. The pass-rush needy New York Giants waited until the 95th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft to select an edge rusher, making Oshane Ximines the first player ever drafted into the NFL from Old Dominion. Can the player the Giants quickly nicknamed ‘X-Man’ help to eliminate one of their biggest 2018 issues? Let’s take a closer look as we near the...
Jul 20, 2019
BBV mailbag: John Mara, Evan Engram, much more

BBV mailbag: John Mara, Evan Engram, much more

Photo by Robert Alexander/ The mail is here! This is the final Saturday before your New York Giants open training camp. So, your long wait is nearly over. To help tide you over until camp officially starts let’s open the Big Blue View mailbag and see what pops out. PB Dorfman asks: My question is how would you rate John Mara’s management of the Giants as compared to other team owners and CEOs. My take is that Mara’s management decision have turned this team into an NFL joke. The absolute biggest reason the Giants are in this mess is that Mara allowed Jerry Reese to run this team...